BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Evaluate the Merits of Captive Rearing

BPA project number   5518300

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
TBD

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameTBD
 Mailing address
 Phone

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   Research M&E Program; hyp E.5

NWPPC Program number   

Short description

Project start year   1997    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   PLANNING

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
BPA 9305600

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
Both Idaho and Oregon management agencies have already collected chinook salmon parr from the 1994 brood year from their natal streams for captive culture. Given the considerable uncertainty regarding this approach, it is essential that monitoring and evaluation be adequate to allow true adaptive management. Considerations include changes in life history parameters (e.g., age at return and the role of residual precocious male juveniles), inbreeding in the hatchery-wild system as a whole, short- and long-term effects on population fitness in natural habitat, maturation and gamete quality, and facility availability for handling multiple demes. In addition, facilities for captive rearing should be evaluated for disease incidence, water and emergency power supplies, and management performance. Optimum timing of capture of subjects for captive rearing should be considered.

Specific measureable objectives

Testable hypothesis
HYPOTHESIS E.5: CAPTIVE CULTURE OF WILD SALMON DEMES UNDER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES DOES NOT REDUCE FITNESS OF THESE DEMES.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints

Methods
The many components of this study would require thoughtful planning.

Brief schedule of activities

Biological need

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation

Risks

Monitoring activity

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 200,000
1998: 500,000
1999: 500,000
2000: 500,000
2001: 500,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $200,000